According to CNN, a video released by the European Union last week promoting an anti-racist message had to be pulled because there were accusations that the ad itself was racist.
According to the article, the ad features:
A white woman wearing a yellow track suit, like that of the Uma Thurman character The Bride in Tarantino’s two-part kung-fu fest “Kill Bill.”
Standing alone in an abandoned train station, she is threatened first by an east Asian karate master, then a scimitar-wielding turbaned Arab, and finally a bare-chested, dreadlocked black man.
She calmly duplicates herself 11 times and surrounds her three attackers, prompting them to stop threatening her and sit cross-legged as the 12 track-suited white women do the same. The entire scene then morphs into the European Union flag, her track suits becoming the flag’s 12 yellow stars.
The most popular comment about the ad was “no other race can challenge ‘white supremacy’?”
EU spokesman Peter Stano said the video was not intended to be racist. It was intended to be aimed at 16-26 year olds “who understand the plots and themes of martial arts films and video games,” he said.